Mark Lanegan, former SCREAMING TREES frontman and erstwhile member of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, has died at the age of 57. Lanegan‘s passing was confirmed by his publicist earlier today (Tuesday, February 22).
“Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan passed away this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland,” the publicist’s statement read. “A beloved singer, songwriter, author and musician, he was 57 and is survived by his wife Shelley. No other information is available at this time. The family asks everyone to respect their privacy at this time.”
Last December, Lanegan released a memoir titled “Devil In A Coma” via U.K. publisher White Rabbit. The book detailed a “terrifying account” of his battle with COVID-19 which left him “slipping in and out of a coma.”
Lanegan‘s previous memoir, “Sing Backwards And Weep”, was published in 2020 by White Rabbit.
Lanegan is widely regarded as one of the most influential musicians of our time. He is the founding member of influential psychedelic grunge band SCREAMING TREES and was a full-time member of QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE between 2000 and 2014, when he also penned the theme song for Anthony Bourdain‘s award-winning TV show “Anthony Bourdain: Parts Unknown” with QOTSA frontman Josh Homme. He had collaborated with a long list of industry heavyweights over the years, including MASSIVE ATTACK, Moby, WARPAINT, UNKLE, SOUNDGARDEN, ALICE IN CHAINS, PEARL JAM and EAGLES OF DEATH METAL, among others.
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Our beloved friend Mark Lanegan passed away this morning at his home in Killarney, Ireland. A beloved singer, songwriter, author and musician he was 57 and is survived by his wife Shelley. No other information is available at this time. We ask Please respect the family privacy
— mark lanegan (@marklanegan) February 22, 2022
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